James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM. has been a devoted champion of our nation’s health care for over 30 years. His combination of clinical expertise, leadership skills, communication skills, creativity and business acumen are clearly unique. Dr. Murphy is among the most highly trained Pain Specialists in the world.
As a board-certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Murphy possesses a thorough understanding of pharmaceuticals. He is also one of the first physicians in the world to attain subspecialty board certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Aside from a thriving clinical practice, Dr. Murphy regularly authors medically related published articles, participates in research, lectures to various groups in a variety of media, and advocates for the health and well-being of his community.
Consulting Services: Dr. Murphy provides consulting services to healthcare systems, governmental agencies, regulatory bodies, law enforcement, pharmaceutical companies, and agricultural enterprises in the areas of:
Product Development - Anesthesiology, Pain Management (interventional, i.e. invasive procedures such as epidurals) and pain medication related products
Pain Management Software Development
Electronic Medical Records Development
Background Experience: In recognition of his devotion to his profession, Dr. Murphy was honored with the prestigious Mayday Fellowship in Washington, D.C. He also added to his education and credentials by completing a rigorous business curriculum culminating in his graduation from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business with a Master of Medical Management degree.
Dr. Murphy's positions have ranged from president of one of our nation’s largest physician groups, the Greater Louisville Medical Society, to medical school class vice president, to Commander in the United States Navy. In 1994, he founded a state-of-the-art Anesthesia group of physicians and nurse practitioners that became the dominant provider of anesthesia services in central Kentucky.
After his Pain Medicine fellowship at Minnesota’s prestigious Mayo Clinic, where he also served on the faculty of the Mayo Medical School, Dr. Murphy returned to his hometown of Louisville in 1998. It was there that he founded Murphy Pain Center, which would become, by some metrics, the largest pain care provider in the state of Kentucky. In recognition of this accomplishment Dr. Murphy was selected as a Louisville Business First 40 Under 40 honoree.
Based on my research, terms like “legitimate medical purpose” and “usual course of professional practice” are not found in medical textbooks, nor are they taught in medical schools. It does not seem to be necessary. It is intuitive to physicians what we do and why we do it.